Registration via internet of newly installed software (on each machine)
I sell a piece of software called TaskMagic. Installation currently does not require registration of any kind and it is possible to use a silent msi install to install it to all machines on a network (although not all schools are 100% happy with the msi in its current form). I am thinking of moving to a register online system (following requests from distributors outside the UK). The system involves the registration on each machine (once only) following installation and with an internet connection. Updating, re-installing the software etc should not require re-registering of the software.
So I was wondering:
1) How many educational software titles require registration on each machine in the way outlined above?
2) How much would a system like this discourage a network manager from installing software which requires registration in this way? Is it the kind of thing which would encourage them to turn to the member of staff or department and say that, sorry, s/he is not able / prepared to install the software?
I thought I'd ask on here, as you're the people who have to do the installation, and maybe you could give me some feedback on how you would like installations to be ideally. (If there is a thread that deals with this already, I haven't found it, but I'd appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction.)